Good evening, I am based in Cyprus, and have just been informed that I'm going to be paying 6.7% of my current bank balance to the EU to help balance their books. Is this even legal? I mean, I don't know if my deposits are insured or not (I haven't checked the small print on my account yet, didn't think I'd have to) but surely this is theft, plain and simple? This would be bad enough news at the best of times, but I've saved a rather large sum in my account (6000+). I'm fucked if I'm going to let this go without a fight. Unfortunately I won't have access to my bank or the internet before Thursday (I'm working away from my unit at the minute), and my card limit is 300 per day, so I've got no way of withdrawing all the money before they do. I'm thinking now that my only option is to claim the money back via JPA, but before I jump the gun and **** everything up I've got a few questions. First question; what type of expense should I claim it as? Second question; when (not if) I get audited, and my claim is undoubtedly deemed to be fraudulent, what next? Surely my FSA will know I'm claiming back my own money, so how can it be a fraudulent claim? Third question; if the claim won't work at all for whatever reason, what other courses of action have I got for getting this money back? Sorry for the ramble but it's my money, I paid UK tax already so I'd hate to lose any more. Cheers in advance for any help.